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Re: dataset semantics

From: Dan Brickley <danbri2011@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:00:33 +0000
Cc: "Antoine Zimmermann , public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
Message-Id: <1E798ABE-684F-4A5C-861F-8C74DC49A70F@danbri.org>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
On 19 Dec 2011, at 19:36, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net> wrote:

> On 12/19/2011 5:33 AM, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:
>> As I hope people won't be publishing datasets, there really isn't any
>> problem with this. Really, we have to preserve the triple format as the
>> standard way of publishing data on the Web. Datasets should only be an
>> exchange format and data model for systems that manage data.
> 
> This seems like a fine point of view to me.
> 

How is exchanging different from publishing?

Dan


>> If we ever see the emergence of datasets as the dominant way of
>> publishing data online, then we face the problem of having to
>> compartiment datasets from different sources, and go for N-Quints and
>> define Dataset-sets and reiterate all the hard work of this WG later.
>> 
>> Once you acknowledge this, you understand that the "named" graphs inside
>> the datasets are just saying "there is an RDF graph containing those
>> triples, it is labelled with this 'name' and we don't care whether it is
>> asserted or not". Do we care whether a relational table is "asserting"
>> something in a database?
> 
> Yup, this matches how we use named graphs.
> 
> Lee
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